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A play by August Wilhelm Iffland
Translated by Walter Scott
Adapted by Laura Witz
Directed by Caitlin Skinner
Join us as we eavesdrop on a reading of The Wards, a play written by August Wilhelm Iffland in 1784, and translated from the German by the young Walter Scott in 1796. In this, its very first airing since Scott presumably read it to or with certain friends in the last years of the 1790s, the text of Scott’s translation is placed in its historical context with some new writing by playwright and adapter Laura Witz, based on the research of Dr Michael Wood (University of Edinburgh).
The performance will take the form of a ‘rehearsed reading’, directed by Caitlin Skinner. It will be followed by a Q&A, featuring Prof. Penny Fielding (University of Edinburgh), Dr Robert P. Irvine (University of Edinburgh), Laura Witz, and Dr Michael Wood along with a wine reception in the Storytelling Court, to which all guests are warmly invited.
The event is free but ticketed.
This event is kindly supported by The British Academy and the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Wed 28 Mar
Full Price - 0.00
Start Time & Duration:
7pm (2hrs + Q&A, drinks)
Wednesday 28th Mar 2018 - 19:00
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